I was talking with a few wine buddies about the 1997 California Cabernet's and how they have received mixed views as of late by the main stream wine press. We came to conclusion that they are all full of shit! The 1997 Cab's from Napa and Sonoma are absolutely amazing and some of the best wines I have tasted in my wine career.
Two years ago my best wine buddy opened a 1997 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages for my Birthday and it was one of the best wine memories I have. The wine was velvety smooth and amazingly concentrated and focused.
I just have to disagree when it comes to some of the wine press about this vintage because the wines are some of the most exquisite from California in decades.